Monday, February 8, 2016

Choco - Coconut Bars a Vintage recipe from Hutchison, Kansas

This is another Vintage Recipe from a newspaper in Kansas dated Sept. 20, 1981. It was in-between the pages of one of the cookbooks that I bought at the Mennonite Central Conference Sale at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. My wife is from a neighboring town. We try to attend the Sale every Spring. I started this Blog with vintage recipes from my Aunt Faye and I'm an avid collector of vintage recipes.
According to the article, this was a first place winning recipe at the Kansas State Fair. It was entered by Kathryn Robinson from Buhler, Kansas. It was entered in the Governor's Cookie Jar Category.

I'm posting the recipe as it was written in the Hutchinson News. Sunday, September 20, 1981.

Choco - Coconut Bars

1 1/2 C Flour, sifted
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C Margarine (today I would use Butter)
1/4 tsp Salt
1 - 6 oz. package of Chocolate Chips
2 Eggs
1 C Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 TBS Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Salt
1 1/4 C Flaked Coconut

Combine first four ingredients; work with pastry blender until crumbly.
Pat evenly into engrossed 13 by 9 by 2 inch pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the hot crust; return to oven for about 1 minute to soften.
Remove from oven and spread chocolate evenly.
Beat eggs until thick and light colored; beat in sugar and vanilla.
Stir in flour mixed with baking powder and salt, then coconut.
Spread evenly over chocolate layer.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.
Cool and cut.
Makes 3 dozen 3 by 1 - inch bars.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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